The rumors are true…. Newspaper makes an excellent stropping component. Why? Let’s break it down.
Newspaper is slightly abrasive. Its abrasive enough to remove oxidation and realign the microscopic fins that become foiled and misaligned while shaving. Newspaper works great with stropping pastes and sprays too.
If you can’t make your mind up on a strop, damaged your current strop or just aren’t ready to make the investment this is a great way to make due.
And the best part………It’s Cheap!!!!!!!!
So Let’s Make a Strop:
A Block of wood ( 3 inches wide if possible)
A piece of cardboard
Roll of Tape (Painters tape prefered but masking tape will do)
Pair of scissors
Believe it or not this strop works great and you don’t have to worry about destroying it. Simply change the paper if you nick it and start over again.